This is a 2/3rds life portrait of Aya completed in spring 2007. It is fired terracotta, partially
hollowed .

There's something quite magical in the process of taking a piece of raw clay and gradually
building a three - dimensional figure, whether a portrait or a work created from imagination .

I draw inspiration from a variety of sources and many great artists. These include objects
and carvings displayed in museums often from centuries past and from great artists such
as Epstein, Hepworth, Frink and Gormley to name only a few!